March 2010: Residential Special Report


In February 2010, two record-breaking, back-to-back snowstorms pounded the Mid-Atlantic region. Officially, the Washington,...

Homeowners have often dreamed of small-scale devices that can be installed on their roofs...

The second annual Osram Sylvania (Danvers, Mass.) Socket Survey reveals a paradox in Americans’...

Electrical contractors and independent wiring companies have been installing communication wiring in homes since...

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| March 2010
Traditionally, when electrical contractors (ECs) needed supervisors to manage work crews and serve as their company’s contact person on work sites, they promoted their best jo

| March 2010
Until the economic collapse of 2008, the residential solar market was doubling every year, according to Don Sipes, director of solar product development for Sunovia Energy Te

| March 2010
Just about anyone working on a job site, as well as most do-it-yourselfers, has experienced an injury caused by a hand tool.

| March 2010
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has developed a revolutionary lighting technology that is more energy-efficient than the common incandescent lamp and does not

| March 2010
If you have a National Electrical Code (NEC)-related problem, are experiencing difficulty in understanding an NEC requirement, or are wondering why or if such a requirement ex